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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Miniature Art and Huge Art


(Overview & big concepts)

We will look at some artworks that are small in scale and others that are huge.  Why are they small or big?  How would they be different if they were the opposite?  Is bigger better in art?

MFA Connections:

Juno, Sofonisba Anguissola minature self portrait, Chuck Close, Ancient Egypt

Art-making activity:

Create a huge self portrait on oversize paper

Pre-tour group activity:

Blind partner drawings

Follow-up activity:

Create a tiny drawing when you get home


Created By

Sarah Arcotta